Cigar Band Table Cover

Cigar Band Table Cover

c. 1880
Country
United States
table cover
hand pieced printed silk; silk embroidery
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. Andrew Anderson
1968.41
. Cigar Band Table Cover. c. 1880. hand pieced printed silk; silk embroidery. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. Andrew Anderson. 1968.41.
Dimensions
height: 38 in, 96.5200 cm; width: 38 in, 96.5200 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
The craze for using tobacco-related textiles to fashion everything from robes and slippers to decorative household furnishings had an earlier manifestation. This Victorian table cover is made from silk cigar bands. The darkly printed brand names and insignias create a pattern of Xs and a grid, with the gold silk bands, outlined with silk embroidery, create diamonds.
Known Provenance
Gifted February 1968 by Mrs. Andrew Anderson [San Diego, CA] to Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Optical Quilts," October 23, 1999 - April 2, 2000 (DAM)
  • "Cover Story," May 17, 2013 - April 27, 2014 (DAM)